Motherhood Is The True Hero’s Journey

Lisa Marchiano, Jungian psychoanalyst and author of ‘Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself,’ on fairy tales, maternal rage, and more

Mary Cassatt, The Bath, 1891; Soft-ground etching with aquatint and drypoint on paper, 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

I was never alone during the pandemic. There was an infant always attached somewhere to my body. On long walks, we enjoyed the company of Lisa, Deb, and Joseph, hosts of the…